Desiring productivity: nary a wasted moment, never a missed step!

  title={Desiring productivity: nary a wasted moment, never a missed step!},
  author={Trudy Rudge},
  journal={Nursing philosophy : an international journal for healthcare professionals},
  volume={14 3},
The purpose of this paper is to explore how nurses are enrolled into and take part in programmes of efficiency and effectiveness. Using the philosophical theorizing about desire as a force or power, I focus specifically on what is understood as relations between desire and productivity in current Westernized health-care systems. Use is made of the idea from Spinoza that human emotions consist only of pleasure, pain, and desire as these act as a motive force. This is then linked with more… CONTINUE READING
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